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Latest Neuroplasticity Stories

2012-01-30 14:16:47

Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.

2012-01-27 15:31:55

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (http://www.ohsu.edu) have discovered that a molecule critical to the development and plasticity of nerve cells – brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) -- is severely lacking in brainstem neurons in mutations leading to Rett syndrome, a neurological developmental disorder.

2012-01-26 13:24:55

A key feature of human and animal brains is that they are adaptive; they are able to change their structure and function based on input from the environment and on the potential associations, or consequences, of that input.

2011-12-14 11:50:42

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a chemical compound in the brain can weaken the synaptic connections between neurons in a region of the brain important for the formation of long-term memories.

2011-12-07 22:43:01

Neuroimaging has provided fascinating insight into the dynamic nature of human brain maturation.

2011-12-07 22:15:33

Drugs that affect the levels of an important brain protein involved in learning and memory reverse cellular changes in the brain seen during aging.

2011-11-17 03:38:45

Like a gardener who stakes some plants and weeds out others, the brain is constantly building networks of synapses, while pruning out redundant or unneeded synapses.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.